July 3 (Reuters) – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said it was time to bust out the tequila.
Standing by the seashore, the celebrity wrestler and movie star set his arm all around Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) founder. Bezos, in sunglasses, smiled for a photo and then shared it on the ‘gram. The adult men experienced just announced a motion picture offer for Amazon Studios.
Bezos, 57, is stepping down as Amazon’s CEO on Monday. He’ll keep on being govt chairman and the firm’s biggest shareholder, but his Instagram account demonstrates he has plenty of other interests to occupy his time.
The science fiction lover is arranging a pleasure ride to suborbital area with his most effective close friend and brother, Mark, this thirty day period, a single current put up said. In a different, Bezos is behind the wheel of an electric pickup truck crafted by Rivian, a startup that Amazon funded, traversing the desert in a cowboy hat to see a rocket capsule land.
The final frontier has very long beckoned Bezos, who has poured billions of dollars into his corporation Blue Origin to endorse tourism and infrastructure in place. The venture’s initially crewed flight is to embark July 20, considerably less than two months just after Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic to begin a new epoch of journey outside of earth.
Bezos leaves Amazon’s former cloud computing main Andy Jassy to operate a firm that is larger and additional beneficial than at any time. It is unclear how Bezos will govern from the sidelines.
Bezos, a hedge fund government turned garage entrepreneur, extensive described Amazon’s tradition, by organization adages like “consumer obsession” and “have spine disagree and dedicate,” as perfectly as curt e-mail to his group bearing just a dilemma mark.
Neither Amazon nor Bezos responded to a ask for for remark.
Bezos said in an April letter to buyers that he would aim on new initiatives as govt chair and creating Amazon a greater put to do the job. That followed staff disappointment that surfaced throughout a failed unionization marketing campaign in Alabama.
His Instagram, nevertheless, spotlights his curiosity in Tinsel Town. Bezos posted about Oscar nods and Golden World wins for Amazon Studios, and through his previous once-a-year meeting as CEO he talked about re-imagining display heroes for the 21st century by means of Amazon’s deal to acquire MGM.
(Not featured on his Instagram is a yacht, for a longer time than a soccer subject, which Bezos reportedly owns and which will come with a help yacht and helipad the moment it is built, according to Bloomberg News. His spouse, Lauren Sanchez, is a helicopter pilot.)
Bezos has also satisfied with general public officials to attract awareness to his philanthropy. He mentioned his local weather efforts with French President Emmanuel Macron and gave Washington Governor Jay Inslee a tour of a homeless shelter, his posts display.
He is experienced some exciting with audio stars Katy Perry, Lil Nas X and Lizzo, as well.
He posted from the Super Bowl in 2020, “I just took a DNA exam, turns out I am 100% @lizzobeeating’s greatest admirer.”
Reporting by Jeffrey Dastin in San Francisco Modifying by Jonathan Weber and Leslie Adler
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